THE FOURFOLD GOSPEL
Based on Simpson’s religious experiences, four points were crystallized and publicly conveyed as the distinctive doctrinal convictions of his movement. These four points, which comprise the Fourfold Gospel, focus on Christ as the Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and coming King.
Concerning Christ as the Savior, the simple way of faith was emphasized along with the experience of regeneration and the joyful assurance of the forgiveness of sins. All the believers in this movement were then encouraged to live a life of commitment to evangelism both at home and overseas.
Albert Benjamin Simpson was born on December 15, 1843, to parents of Scottish descent. He grew to be one of the most respected Christian figures in American evangelicalism. A much sought after speaker and pastor, Simpson founded a major evangelical denomination, published over 70 books, edited a weekly magazine for nearly 40 years, and wrote many gospel songs and poems. Simpson helped to form and head up two evangelization societies—The Christian Alliance and The Evangelical Missionary Alliance.